One response to “‘Creating Shared Value’ for society and shareholders”

  1. Mary Gland

    Interesting to see Nestlé getting space in your magazine, “Creating Shared Value for society and shareholders” (issue 6, Making It). This is the company that, according to nutrition campaign groups and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, violates a global code on tutes.

    The International Baby Food Action Network, which links 200 groups in 100 countries, backs a boycott of Nestlé products because, it says, the company skirts restrictions on promoting infant formula contained in the World Health Organization-endorsed International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

    In developing nations, the use of infant formula increases the odds of an infant contracting food-borne illness, and increases infant mortality rates. UNICEF estimates that a formula-fed child, living in unhygienic conditions, is between six and 25 times more likely to die of diarrhoea, and four times more likely to die of
    pneumonia, than a breastfed child.

    But Nestlé continues to promote its new formula products, calling them a “comprehensive nutrition system.” As someone has already remarked, the real comprehensive nutrition system is a pair of lactating breasts.